Hebrews Part 2
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We are here in Hebrews moving along. Remember Hebrews meaning the people that crossed over the Jordan river, and written to those spread abroad specifically, the people of Israel, as they knew Word of God, having the law and the prophets, or the Old Testament knowledge. Today remember though to anyone that is a believer:
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:17 “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.”
Whomsoever includes all nations, all races and all groups of people. Don’t worry about being in that 144,000 that so many try and do their genealogy and “get into heaven”. Remember here, the number who already overcome:
Revelation 7:9 “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”
There here are a great multitude of people and they are overcomers with lots of righteous actions as in Revelation 19:7-8, the wife, or those election who are already married, as there is a difference, the majority today are those with free will, who either did nothing at the first earth age, or could care less and did not warn others not to worship Satan. They are called the bride, not wife, as the election are already judged. So then here:
Revelation 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”
Revelation 12:4 “And his tail drew the third part of stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
dragon (Strong’s 1404) (to look) a fabulous kind of serpent (perhaps as supposed to fascinate); dragon.
The word “stars” is symbolic for angels. Then Satan, who is the dragon, really a type of serpent here just showing how Satan deceived the people as he did in the Garden of Eden in Genesis Chapter 3, by watching its victim then striking at the person’s weakest point. As today in Revelation 12:7-9 Satan now locked in chains in heaven, but his evil spirit can come to this earth, working our weaknesses pulling us away from God if we listen to him. As the Lord’s Holy Spirit can comes here as well. It’s up to all of us to choose who we listen to. So then the people, or the angels, remember in I Corinthians 15:40 we have both a spiritual, or a celestial, as well as a terrestrial, or flesh body. Then in the first earth age Satan by using his great ability of deception deceived one third of God’s angels, so us, the people. Just think today we have approximately 7 billion people according to the U.S. Census Bureau based on the United Nations count of 7.025 billion as of October, 2011. God is fair in all things, so then we live in the final generation of the fig tree of Mark 13:28 as well as Luke 21: 29, which began May 1948 when Israel became a nation, as in Jeremiah 24. God is fair in all things so that one third is living today with us if we are in the last generation, for how could the Lord test those that failed? Look around you as we see how the moral standards based on His Word have declined very rapidly, especially in the last twenty years, even ten just giving us another sign of the birthing pangs of birth of a new age and the return of the Lord. Remember first that Satan must first come as in II Thessalonians Chapter 2, so we have to know His Word so we are not deceived. Now let’s get into the second chapter of Hebrews here:
Hebrews 2:1 “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.”
Hebrews 2:2 “For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;”
Hebrews 2:3 “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him.”
earnest (Strong’s 4056) more superabundantly; (adverb from Strong’s 4055) more superabundant.
to the things which we have heard (strong’s 191) to hear (in various senses); to give a audience of, to be reported, understand.
Remember we finished the last chapter, that God would not have selected Jesus to sit on the LORD God’s right hand if we were not to listen to Him, right? The word here earnest, meaning more superabundantly, meaning we really have to get into the Word of God! The LORD God Jehovah giving Jesus this High rightful seat of His, not given to any person nor angel, so then the point that we are to listen to things that HE said, as:
Revelation 19:13 “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.”
For Jesus is the Word of God. We have to keep those things, or the Word of God, so we don’t slip in these last days. It could be very critical to us in this time and age as Satan will come first and if we worshipped him thinking that he was the Lord Who will come at the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15, or after Satan makes his short appearance on earth, that would not be good! Now then all of these things, meaning the Word of God happened, not to fill up the pages of the Bible! Heavens no! But for:
I Corinthians 10:11 “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
I Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
I Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
I Corinthians 10:14 “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.”
These things happened so that we having them ahead of time, could learn for our warning, or admonition. Having God’s plan of the day, helps a lots especially if you are living in these days that the ends of the world, meaning the world age, not that the earth will be totally destroyed, as so many false Armageddon, or end of the world teachers teach out of ignorance. But rather that the end of this flesh age ends, when Jesus stands in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives as God’s Word told us before in Zechariah 14:4, His kingdom then getting rid of anything, like false religion and church doctrines that do not stand on the Word of God, as in II Peter 3:8-10 we went over, when the elements or any teaching that does not hold up based on the Word of God, are destroyed when the Lord sets up that permanent kingdom here on earth. No, we don’t get “raptured” out somewhere, as so many churches teach so that way they don’t have to teach their people the Word of God, taking the effort, and explaining the chain of events that way we know the signs to look forward for. In Ezekiel 13:20 the prophets, or the teachers of the Word of God, who teach their people to fly away or we call it “rapture” today, God tells Ezekiel teach against them! He then says woe, or watch out to those false preachers for anything not holding up based on that Word of God, Which is our Standard, that we use to know what is truth and what is not. Any teacher, including myself, check him or her out in the Word of God that you then are responsible and accountable using God’s Word, going back to the original languages, breaking down each chapter verse by verse, following what is said there. The point, or the precept and concept of it, otherwise that way Satan using so many church systems and religion, twisting what the Word of God states. The weapon that each one of us need to have locked and loaded in our minds, as this a war. This is not “playing church” as so many do, as this is people’s souls we are talking about, not just look or appear that we are some “holy” or “religious” people. No way! Then continuing along here, we are warned in I Corinthians 10:12 that if we think we are on good ground, or okay just because we are “saved” or are a member of some church or “sealed” or “baptized” by some church and that’s it! No moving further in finding out what God wants you to know in His Word, then that’s where we can fall. Then continuing along here, there is nothing no person at one time or another has gone through in the flesh, or no temptation, that is common, meaning that nobody has gone through. A person may not have been through every temptation in his or her life, but there is someone out there that has. For example, people with physical abuse issues, or people with alcoholism issues, there are people, even groups that can help you with these things. Again, not going there to find God. That‘s just the reality of human nature. But then regarding our spiritual life, or our very souls which are on the line here. That is what is very important. The Word of God is always the standard, or the Source we go to have the gospel armor on us, moving back to the most important issue of being deceived by Satan, that’s why we need to see what the people in the Word of God went through, see those many, many examples that God has used again, not to take up space or memorize the whole Word of God. No person can do this, only the Lord Jesus as He is perfect, remember His name Emmanuel or God with us. But by practice, by the experience in it, God can use us to help others know where to find the information we need especially living in these last days. Let the Word of God, Who is the Lord, as here:
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden.”
Matthew 11:29 “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto you souls.”
Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
Jesus tells each one of us, especially those that are laboring in His Word. Those that are really trying to get what He is saying to you, and you are brought down by things that may have happened to you in life, put His yoke on you. This means in agriculture, animals were used to plow the fields before modern technology. They would pull the cart which had the seed to plant the crops, and then the oxen or animal used would have that yoke, as a yoke on a dress or shirt, the collar part around the neck and shoulders. That yoke, Jesus is saying as we are the seed planters of the Word of God whether it’s the witness of being a good parent, or teaching God’s Word, or encouraging your brother or sister, all of these things are used by God to help our loved ones along and even strangers, new people God puts into our lives to fulfil His Will, not ours. That is what a believer is here for a Christian, a person that stands up by Him, for how they live their life, as a true servant that loves people, trying to help along, as being open to God’s Word, so then Jesus putting that Word of God so you have that in you. That shines out onto those around you! What a pleasure and a blessing it is to serve the Lord! He comes down through His Holy Spirit, to help us when we are really getting into the Word of God, whether you are just beginning or someone that is knowledgeable, by experience in God’s Word, as we are all learning here, constantly and daily. It is up to each one of us to not only do it one time, but to continually put that yoke, or that collar of the Word of God, then the Lord leads us through His Word. He comes right down, He is not ashamed as The Lord Jesus Christ is humble, and brings you to the level in which then HE can work with you, learning more of His Word. Moving along here:
Hebrews 2:4 “God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the
Holy Ghost, according to His own will?”
Then in the Word of God showing us miracle upon miracle and many different ones, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to what He knows we can handle. Not all people will have the same gifts or talents, as that’s the beauty in it, we all make up that many membered body of Christ, the Church. Not some church building or temple, but the People make up Who His Church is, here on earth as well as in heaven. Then as here:
Romans 11:29 “for the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.”
For example if you are a pastor or teacher of God’s Word, and you had a bad experience like we see in today’s news some church leaders in the media, they still have that gift as they are without repentance, meaning you are still held responsible with that gift from God. Even though men or people may have condemned you, He hasn’t and you still have to do your job! So keep doing it, going not to some person, but Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus, and ask for His help and He is there willing to help you so you can help other people out. We all fall or sin, so repent if you have sinned, then sin no more, realizing no person will ever be perfect in the flesh, only Our Lord Jesus Christ. Going here:
Romans 5:14 “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression.”
Romans 5:15 “But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift of grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”
Romans 5:16 “And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.”
Before we had the law that God gave to use through Moses, his servant, then the people from Adam’s time up until Moses’ time had no way out. They had no plan of salvation, for the sin was done by both Eve and Adam and no opportunity for eternal life at that point. Then, because remember in John 3:16 God loves us, that He did not want people to be condemned to death, meaning to be fully destroyed or to perish, totally blotted out of existence. The only son, who is the Word of God is the devil as in Revelation 20:10, the devil who will go into the lake of fire, for our God is a consuming fire, but not until we get through this flesh age and then the next age, the Lord’s Day, which in II Peter 3:8 one day with the Lord is as one thousand. Almighty God wants us all to make it, He loved His people then, and He loves us today, that’s why we have His Word available to us all. Then that gift of the grace, meaning His complete and total mercy for us, not having to blot us out of existence. Just think what that means, to be totally destroyed, or to perish? Do you think that would be easy for God to do this to His children? Of course not! That’s why then through Jesus His Son, the offence, or all of our sins put on Him He took them for us all, we have God’s grace, His mercy and His love. That is a gift and it was not free, for Jesus suffered or us all, just think three days on the cross, before that being held in prison, never opening up His mouth to defend Himself, for your and mine own free, which is not free, but by His blood, His pain, so we would not all have to perish! What love we can only imagine HE has for all of us then. So when some preacher or Bible teacher tells you that was a free gift, remember what exactly happened, Jesus His nailed and feet nailed to a cross, hanging there out in the hot sun, for three days, and never going back on His Word Which is the Word of God. Even quoting the entire Psalms 22:
Psalms 22:1 “(To the chief Musician, upon Aijeleth Shahar. A Psalm of David.) My GOD, my GOD, why hast thou forsaken me?” Why art Thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?”
This is what Jesus was saying when He said:
Mark 15:34 “And a the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is being interpreted, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
Jesus never calls God only Father, as David wrote the Psalm as He is quoting the entire Psalms 22 teaching us, saying My Father, Almighty God LORD God Jehovah told us this right here in the Word of God, right down to all the details of the event. As here:
Psalms 22:18 “They parted my garments among them, And cast lots upon my vesture.”
The soldiers gambling for His clothing, not wanting to tear the one perfect piece, representing The Word of God entirely, we cannot pick it apart as some teach you don’t need to understand the Old Testament as it’s replaced by the New Testament, or the book of Revelation, which the world means to reveal or take off the cover, as you’ll “rapture” away, we need that entire garment, put on us so we are not deceived by Satan. That gift of salvation, remember it is a gift, and it was not free, for Jesus was bleeding, the thorns in His head, hanging on the cross, the people spitting on Him, screaming at Him, accusing Him, we have to remember this. Then here Jesus closing Psalms 22:
Psalms 22:31 “They shall come, and shall declare His righteousness unto a People that shall be born, That He hath done this.”
Which then Jesus finishing up the Psalms here:
Mark 15:37 “And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.”
Ghost (Strong’s 4151) a current of air, i.e. breath (blast) or a breeze; a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul, vital principle, mental disposition, (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit.
Jesus then gives us the Spirit, not ghost, as He is the God of the Living, not of the dead, that is Satan the son of perdition. Just think in His last hour of death He is quoting Psalms 22 for us all reminding us today, that this was not a free gift, yes, HE did it freely, willingly, never fighting for a way out or for His freedom, but more concerned about us all! His people, all of us, that listen to His Word, that love the Word of God, Who is the Lord Jesus, with all our hearts, our minds, we really work at pleasing God, not man, for:
Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, “O LORD, to receive glory and honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.”
pleasure (Strong’s 2307) a determination (properly the thing), i.e. choice (specific purpose, decree; volition or conscious choice) or inclination; desire, pleasure, will.
We are here for God, not for ourselves, as we, you and I, created for His pleasure. What a blessing and it’s also a responsibility that we serve Him. For how better can we serve Him then telling the world, our family, our friends, our relative, our neighbors, co-workers, anyone that He sends us to help them in His Word, to lead them along, not by our words, but in His Word. Moving along here:
Hebrews 2:5 “For unto the angels hath He not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.”
Then none of God’s angel, not even Satan who keeps trying to take the Lord’s seat, as here:
Zechariah 3:1 "And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him."
Zechariah (Strong’s 2148) Jah has remembered;
Joshua (Strong’s 3091) Jehovah-saved Jehoshua; (from Strong’s 3068) the self-Existent or Eternal; (from Strong’s 1961) to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass; and (from Strong’s 3467) to be open, wide, free, i.e. to be safe; causative to free or succor.
Remember we learned in Psalms 110:1 Jesus is sitting at the LORD God’s right hand in Psalms 110:1, giving Him total authority and He is in charge over all things both in heaven, in earth, under the earth as well as in heaven. Here in Zechariah, meaning Jah, or God has remembered, we see the LORD God’s High Priest, Who is Joshua, or translated here “Joshua”, in the Hebrew “Jehoshua”, or Jesus in English. He is standing before the LORD God, His Angel here, and Satan right there trying to resist Him, to take that authority from Jesus. Jesus finally putting Satan behind Him, or we know in Revelation 12:7-9 the devil and his fallen angels are locked in chains in heaven, as before that they could come down literally to this earth, as here:
Matthew 4:8 “Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;”
Matthew 4:9 “And saith unto Him, “All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me.”
Matthew 4:10 “Then saith Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, ‘Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.’”
Jesus quoting from here:
Exodus 34:14 “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, Whose name is Jealous, is a jealous GOD:”
Exodus 34:15 “Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;”
Jesus teaching us here as Satan will try and offer us anything in the flesh we could want, like money, wealth, power, position, but not eternal life. Jesus showing us through the Word of God, we are not to worship anyone but The LORD God Jehovah. Then Jesus finally had enough with Satan, tells him to get behind ME! Or “…get thee hence..”, God then locking Satan in chains in heaven until his short release to this earth during these last days. Again, we need that entire Word of God in our minds, not saying you have to memorize it, but know the general plan of who comes first. Satan first, then Jesus, it’s simple, and if you are living in a flesh body, Jesus has not come, as in I Corinthians 15:52 at the last trumpet, meaning in Revelation 11:15 the seventh trumpet as:
I Corinthians 15:51 “Behold, I shew a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”
I Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
If we are living at the time of Jesus’ return we don’t die a physical death, but we all put on the spiritual bodies putting off the flesh, but the majority of this world will think they have it made here on earth, as Satan will come first and able to give you anything of this earth as in Revelation 13:15-17, he will control the world’s financial system. Then let’s move back to:
Hebrews 2:6 “But one in a certain place testified, saying, “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the Son of Man, that Thou visitest Him?”
Paul is quoting from here:
Psalms 8:1 “(To the chief Musician upon Gittith. A Psalm of David.) O LORD our LORD, How excellent is Thy name in all the earth! Who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.”
Psalms 8:2 “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.”
Psalms 8:3 “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;”
Psalms 8:4 “What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that Thou visitest him?”
Psalms 8:5 “For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, And hast crowned him with glory and honour.”
Psalms 8:6 “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet:”
Psalms 8:7 “All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;”
Psalms 8:8 “The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.”
Psalms 8:9 “O LORD our LORD, How excellent is Thy name in all the earth!”
Gittith (Strong’s 1665) a Gittite harp; (feminine of Strong’s 1663); A Gittite or inhabitant of Gath.
When we see the LORD God’s name all over this earth. The Bible which it used to be in hotel and motel rooms each room even had one! We see less and less of this today, sadly, here in the United States, God’s Word is out throughout the globe. There is no person or not even science that explain the many miracles of God and how in nature, for example, the life of an animal, how it has the instincts for survival, and to have offspring, and know where to find food, and how to fly south for the winter with some bird species, all of these things, we can understand them better with science, but some “big bang” or no scientific methodology could ever explain that, right? Only Jehovah, OUR LORD God, could do all of these wonderful things that really can blow your mind when you think about it! Then out of the mouth of babes, with David, His servant, a young teen-ager, the youngest of all His brothers, we even have this very Psalms here, and the one we just read Psalms 22, that His future offspring, Jesus, the Son of God, came through David’s family as in Luke Chapter 3, showing Jesus genealogy. God using David for He withstood Satan in the first earth age, one of God’s election, who God could trust knowing what he did in the first earth age, then in the flesh used him we see, even for Jesus to come through him and his family. Then what can we really say about ourselves as people. Everything, all the animals, and birds and things in the ocean, and natural bodies of water, all of them, under the LORD God. His Name, remember Which is the Word of God is excellent, so why go to some church or some religion, or some organization, when we can go directly to Him, to the Source, Which is the Word of God. The title of this psalms is to the Chief Musician, Almighty God, of course, and the word “Gittith”, means a harp from the country of Gath. Remember Gath where the giant Goliath that David killed with one smooth stone here:
I Samuel 17:4 “And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.”
I Samuel 17:20 “And David rose up early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.”
I Samuel 17:21 “For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.”
champion (Strong’s 1143)a double interval, i.e. the space between two armies
Goliath (Strong’s 1555) exile; (perhaps from Strong’s 1540) to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication to exile (captives being usually stripped); to reveal; to uncover or reveal.
Here this champion, this guy was a giant, one of the offspring as we saw those fallen angels of Genesis 6:1-5, who instead of being born in the flesh, took the wives of the daughters of man, meaning, Adam and Eve, so an angel hybrid, half angel and half man, as remember in Psalms 78:25, man can be sustained by angels food, or the manna God sent the people with Moses in the desert. Another important point this giant has the number six all over him, an example, or type of the antichrist, Satan, who will come as in Revelation 13:18 his number is six, six and six, meaning Satan comes before Jesus at the sixth trumpet, vial and seal of the Book of Revelation, before Jesus. David starting his normal day off, keeping the sheep, and hears the army ready to fight, the nation of Israel attacked by the Philistines. They had this champion, this giant, they used to kill off the men of Israel as just think they were not just going against a man, but this hybrid, half-angel, half-man, and the Philistines were using that to their ability to get rid of the people of Israel. Why? For that way as Satan knew Jesus would come through that nation, trying to kill that woman’s Seed, Who would and did come, Jesus, as that way Satan would not perish, or be totally blotted out, as Genesis 3:15, the first prophesy in God’s Word states:
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”
enmity (Strong’s 342) hostility; enmity; hatred; (from Strong’s 340) to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile, be an enemy.
seed (Strong’s 2233) seed, figuratively fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity, child, (from Strong’s 2232) to sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify, bear, conceive seed, set with, sow or yield.
heel (Strong’s 6119) a heel (as protuberant); hence a track; the extreme rear (of any army); heel, last, lier in wait, foot step; (from Strong’s 6117) to swell out or up; seize by the heel; to circumvent; (as if tripping up the heel); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel).
head (Strong’s 7218) to shake; the head (as most easily shaken); beginning, chief, forefront, height, highest part, forefront, ruler, sum, top.
The enmity, meaning a war going on between the woman’s Seed, Jesus, and then the serpent, remember that old serpent in Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2, so Satan’s seed, which means his child or offspring. So between the woman’s Seed, Jesus, and HE did come and His heel was bruised at the hand of the future offspring of Cain, or the Kenites, that yelled crucify Him! When Pilate offered Christ’s freedom, they took a convicted murderer and seditionist, Barabbas, instead one of them, in Luke 23:21. The first half of that first prophesy in the Word of God happened. The second part, does not happen until Revelation 20:10, when the devil’s head, meaning him, is completed wiped out of all existence, fully destroyed or perishes in the consuming fire of Almighty God, for remember God is a consuming fire as in Hebrews 12:29. Then Satan knowing this fact, for it is God’s commandment, trying to destroy God’s plan, and then we continue back here:
I Samuel 17:22 “And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.”
I Samuel 17:23 “And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.”
I Samuel 17:24 “And the men of Israel, when they save the man, fled from him, were sore afraid.”
I Samuel 17:25 “And the men of Israel said, “Have ye seen this man that is come up? Surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killed him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father’s house free in Israel.”
David jumps in, wanting to help the nation of Israel out, all of them extremely frightened to go against this thing, for who wouldn’t be? In the flesh, no man could fight him, but we will see with the power of Almighty God HE used through David, it happened! Then the men telling David that if any man defeats the giant that Saul, the king of Israel at this time, would then give him wealth and his daughter to marry, and that man’s family would not be servants or slaves, but free. We can see the beautiful deeper meaning here, David, an example for that Saviour to come, Jesus, Who did come through David’s family by blood as well, that saviour type of David, once he overcame the giant, and he will, as Jesus did defeating Satan as we have read in Hebrews 2:14, overcoming the power of death, who is the devil, to free all of us, whomsoever believes today, not just but rather, including Israel, and the blessings, not physical riches, but the spiritual blessings of Almighty God enriched the Lord with, and His daughter, that’s us people! The many membered Bride, as well as the election, the Wife, who are already judged or married. That is what is being said here. Let’s move along here:
I Samuel 17:33 “And Saul said to David, “Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
I Samuel 17:34 “And David said unto Saul, “Thy servant, kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:”
I Samuel 17:35 “And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.”
I Samuel 17:36 “Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.”
I Samuel 17:37 “David said moreover, “The LORD That delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said unto David, “Go, and the LORD be with thee.”
I Samuel 17:38 “And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.”
I Samuel 17:39 “And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, “I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them.” And David put them off him.”
I Samuel 17:40 “And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”
Then Saul is saying you can’t do this, boy, this is a man’s job! Then David saying oh yes I can, as a shepherd, I’ve killed lots of man-eaters as a lion, a bear and killed them! Then it was not David, but David then giving the LORD that delivered him out of the lion’s paw, and the paw of the bear, just like the LORD GOD Jehovah would do this again against this giant. Just think of that faith that David had in the LORD God Jehovah to being able to accomplish through him with that great faith in God! We have to be like that today, especially, those that during the end times, when Satan will have set up his one world kingdom here on earth, with God’s election, being delivered up to those synagogues of Satan for that testimony, as it will be God not you nor I speaking through us! As in Mark 13, Matthew 24, and Luke 21, Jesus foretold us this, here this is a beautiful example of what would happen at the end. Let’s learn more. Then Saul trying to put on his man-made armor, but David says no let me use the tool that with the LORD God’s power worked before the five smooth stones, the Word of God symbolically here for us today for that election at the end. Five is symbolic for the grace of God, with His grace, remember that gift that God gives freely to us, but with the blood of Jesus Christ that HE paid for us all that love Him and His Word, that the Lord God did accomplish this through David. Then moving along here:
I Samuel 17:41 “And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.”
I Samuel 17:42 “And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.”
I Samuel 17:43 “And the Philistine said unto David, “Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”
I Samuel 17:44 “And the Philistine said to David, “Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.”
I Samuel 17:45 “Then said David to the Philistine, “Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield; but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, Whom thou hast defied.”
I Samuel 17:46 “This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”
Then this giant, just think he’s thinking they send me this kid, going up against me with no metal armor, nothing, but the slingshot with stones for a weapon! Then saying you come and try to kill me like you would take out a dog or an animal! Then mocking David says I’ll leave your carcass there for the vultures and the animals to eat after we’re done here! Then David full of his faith in the LORD God Almighty behind him, wouldn’t you be?! Then David comes to the giant in the name of the LORD of hosts, meaning His armies! Anyone going against God’s people that stand up for His Word and fight, not are worried and then have some escape route planned that they will be “raptured out” or “fly away” at the end, not having to deal with II Thessalonians Chapter 2, they think and are very mislead, but standing up with the faith in Almighty God that HE will deliver them! Not their “church” or their religion, but the name of the LORD, and we just went over it in Revelation 19:13, which is with the Word of God, His promise to all of us that believe upon Him, could David stand against this giant. Just as Jesus did when delivered up to His death that was for our sins, putting His total trust, faith and love in the LORD GOD Jehovah, LORD of hosts, not to some system, some church, or religion, but to HIM, HIS WORD, so that many would be free, as here God used this example, David, to free the people of the nation Israel from the Philistines. We can all rejoice today! We don’t have to be worried, or scared about living today. IF God is with us, who can be against us. Answer. Nobody! As here:
Hebrews 9:24 “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:”
Christ is not some “Church of…” this or that, but HE is the Word of God, not something that is man-made but made of Holy hands, God’s hand, His Creation as He is our Creator, and no man or no church can take the place of the Word of God. Then David was that confident in I Samuel 17:46 that he knew, not tomorrow, not next week, but today that not he, but the LORD God Jehovah would deliver him out of the giant’s hand, with God using David to kill him with that one smooth stone! That giant relying on his gods, or his faith, not like David on Almighty God going to Him for help. Moving on here:
I Samuel 17:47 “And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD’S, and He will give you into our hands.”
I Samuel 17:48 “And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew night to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.”
I Samuel 17:49 “And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.”
I Samuel 17:50 “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.”
I Samuel 17:51 “Therefore David, ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.”
The way the LORD God will save us not by some man made weapon, like that sword the giant had, but with the weapon the name of the LORD God Jehovah, by his faith, and then the physical weapon used by God through David the one smooth stone. We think why would God do that? Because this way we see it’s not by David’s power, or the power of the army of Israel, the people, but by the power of God, that David put in David, who had the faith that HE could do this! With David humbly giving Almighty God the praise and the glory for this accomplishment! Then David did just as he said, killing the giant, right at his forehead, killing him with that one smooth stone of his slingshot. David killing the giant with his faith in the name of the LORD God, HIS Word, that this would happen. Then David took the weapon of the giant, his sword, and cut off the giant’s head, defeating him! We have symbol after symbol here, for as we just read Genesis 3:15, when Jesus will finally cut off the head of the devil, at the end of this earth age as in Revelation 20:10, ending his existence, but God loves His children. He knows they will not make it in the flesh, then giving us Jesus Who was the only Son Who lived a perfect life, that great sacrificial Lamb for all of us then to be able to have that freely given gift of salvation through His blood, not our own, nor our church’s or our religion’s but by His blood, His pain, that each one of us could have the opportunity to not be blotted out as Satan will be the only son of perdition as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4, will be required to come per the Word of God before Jesus comes and he will claim to be God, sitting in His throne in Jerusalem saying he is God! We need to get through this flesh age first, not worshipping Satan, then the next one thousand years, or the Lord’s Day, for when Satan is totally blotted out. Hang in there in the Word of God, as this is the only way that God can accomplish His will in us to get it done! God is using many of His servants today and will continue to do so, getting His Word out there, planting seeds among the many-membered Body of Christ, the church remember, for then when Satan comes in the flesh. Those election then will be delivered up to those synagogues of Satan and when the Voice of God’s Holy Spirit as here in Mark 13, remember subject return of Christ and end of this earth age:
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